Heroes of Ruin is an action role-playing game in which the player battles various enemies such as snipers, beasts, and fencers.
The game uses both StreetPass and SpotPass technology. Using StreetPass, players can use a feature called “Traders Network”, and trade items with other players. In the shop, players can sell items for points, which can be used to buy items which would otherwise be unobtainable. Using SpotPass, players can complete daily challenges. The community website will allow players to keep track of their completed challenges, and find even more challenges to complete.
The story of Heroes of Ruin follows four mercenaries who are attempting to find a cure for the ruler of the city of Nexus, who is dying from a curse. The heroes can either create an alliance or adventure separately. There are many strange and dangerous creatures in the land, including the evil force behind the curse, which the heroes eventually confront.